Akana Executive Team

Paul Gigg, President and CEO

Tech Partners Mr. Gigg is a four-time CEO with a track record of building companies to profitability through organic growth and acquisitions. He has operated both public and private corporations in the United States and abroad, and has strong international experience with both financing and achieving dramatic sales growth. Most recently, he was a Vice President of IBM following his sale of Access360 to the technology giant. Prior to Access360, he led the expansion of software vendor ISOCOR... Read More

Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President

Tech Partners A recognized executive in the information technology fields of Cloud, API Management, internet security, governance, and compliance. Prior to joining Akana, he was CEO of PoliVec, a leader in security policy. Before joining PoliVec, he was one of the top 100 Sr. Executives at Hewlett Packard. Medrano was President of Finjan, VP at Avnet Inc, and executive at Sun Microsystems. Medrano has been selected “# 12 CMO Worldwide”, “The 100 most influential Hispanics in US”. Medrano holds an MBA from UCLA, a MSEE from MIT, BSEE from USC. Read More

Janine Bushman, CFO

Tech Partners With more than twenty years of experience in corporate financial management, Janine Bushman has served as CFO of five technology firms. Ms. Bushman has taken a company public, been the CFO of a public company, managed venture financings, complex operational challenges and numerous mergers and acquisitions (both domestically and internationally). Most recently, she co-founded Sendia Corporation where she served as the company’s CFO... Read More

Alistair Farquharson, Chief Technology Officer

Executive Team Alistair Farquharson is a visionary industry veteran focused on using disruptive technologies to drive business growth and improve efficiency and agility within organizations. As the CTO of Akana Alistair is helping to shape and mature the enterprise API and SOA industry. Alistair is responsible for product strategy and development for this leading Enterprise API and SOA Governance company. He spends a great deal of time and energy shaping... Read More

Brent Carlson, Senior Vice President, Technology

Executive Team Brent Carlson is a recognized leader in enterprise application and service oriented architecture. Most recently, Mr. Carlson was the CTO and founder of LogicLibrary, Inc. where Mr. Carlson drove the development and delivery of LogicLibrary’s products. Recently named to InfoWorld’s prestigious ranking of the Top 25 CTOs in business today, Brent is a 17-year veteran of IBM, where he served as lead architect for the WebSphere Business Components project... Read More

Alex Lazar, Senior Vice President Sales

Executive Team Mr Lazar has a track record of building sales velocity in early stage companies as well as larger public corporations. He is responsible for driving all sales efforts and extending Akana within the marketplace. Prior to Akana, Mr Lazar was program director for security at IBM Tivoli, following the sale of Access360, where he served as Vice President. Prior to Access360, he led the sales expansion of software vendor ISOCOR, and continued as Vice President... Read More

Sanjay Rohatgi, SVP Business Development

Tech Partners Sanjay Rohatgi is a Silicon Valley executive with a successful track record in enterprise software, mobility and semiconductor industries. Sanjay’s current role at Akana includes building strategic corporate partnerships, developing new business and increasing footprints in new and emerging markets. Prior to joining Akana, he was the CEO and co-founder of MobiDough where he conceptualized and built a successful business focused at delivering a cloud .... Read More